Yes - you've found us! The Limeliters - the fabulous folk music trio. Originally the trio included Lou Gottlieb (1959-1996), Alex Hassilev, and Glenn Yarbrough.
For over 40 years, the Limeliters have entertained standing-room-only crowds with their incredible musical talent and zany sense of humor. Only two days after their professional debut, the group received offers from three recording companies and in early 1959 they released their first album on Elektra.
Soon after they signed with RCA and a string of best selling albums followed making the Limeliters a household name. At the pinnacle of their success, the highly individualistic members of the group decided to take a break. For the next few years they pursued their own individual interests; Glenn Yarbrough as a successful soloist on records and in concert; Alex Hassilev as a producer with his own recording studio; and Lou Gottlieb as owner of a commune ranch in California.
In 1981 Alex and Lou decided to reform the group, and with the addition of the soaring tenor of Red Grammer they once again began thrilling audiences with the unique sound that made them famous. Red's increasing work in children's music eventually pulled him from the group and in 1990 he was replaced by another outstanding tenor, Rick Dougherty, whose wide-ranging musical background and bright stage presence brought another fresh dimension to the group.
Lou Gottlieb's passing in 1996 was a great loss for the group, but his high baritone part was taken up by Bill Zorn, a banjo-player extrordinaire with the powerful vocals needed to complete the group's unique sound. Now more than ever, the surging vocals and wonderful sense of humor of this unique trio continue to earn them their title as The Fabulous Limeliters!